News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: February 16th, 2021 7:11 AM
On Monday, February 15, 2021 at approximately 6:04 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Ecola State Park Road.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Mazda MZ3, operated by Rony Tomas-Garcia (23) of Seaside, was southbound on Ecola State Park Road when it veered off the road, struck a tree, and came to rest on its top.
A 3 1/2 month old baby girl sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
A passenger, Esperanza Martin-Ramirez (20) of Roseburg, was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and later transferred to OHSU.
Tomas-Garcia was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and released after receiving medical treatment.
He was arrested for Manslaughter, Assault, Reckless Driving and DUII.
He was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail.
OSP was assisted by Cannon Beach Police Department, Seaside Fire Department and Cannon Beach Fire Department.